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Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters Betting Tips & Odds - Chooks to continue winning run

  • Both teams have injury concerns heading into Thursday
  • The Roosters won a fifth-straight game last week against the Dragons
  • The Tricolours have won three of their last four matches against the Storm
  • Read our Storm vs Roosters preview and predictions
James Tedesco
The Roosters are the in-form team of 2020 (Getty)
 

It is a rematch of the 2018 NRL Grand Final on Thursday as the Melbourne Storm host the Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Melbourne and Sydney are fresh off thumping wins, but both teams have injury concerns heading into what is the game of NRL Round 8.

Melbourne Storm Form & Team News


The Storm bounced back from a loss to the Panthers with a 44-point hammering of the New Zealand Warriors. The win was soured by the injury to star Cam Munster, who will miss a significant amount of time with a knee injury. 

Ryley Jacks comes in for Munster, while Cooper Johns is elevated to the bench as back-up. Loanee Paul Momirvoski keeps a hold of his centre jumper after an impressive debut against the Warriors.

The Melbourne Storm team for Thursday can be found below:

1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Justin Olam 4. Paul Momirovski 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Ryley Jacks 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 18. Cooper Johns 19. Marion Seve 20. Albert Vete 21. Chris Lewis

Sydney Roosters Form & Team News

 
The Roosters are on a roll right now and are without question the hottest team in the league. The Chooks win against the Dragons last weekend was their fifth-straight success, but it did come at a cost with Victor Radley and Sam Verrills both suffering ACL injuries.

Jake Friend is back in the starting team, while James Tedesco returns from a head knock at fullback pushing Joseph Manu to centre alongside a returning Josh Morris with Ryan Hall out and Mitch Aubusson to the interchange.

The Sydney Roosters team for Thursday can be found below:

1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Angus Crichton 13. Nat Butcher 14. Poasa Faamausili 15. Sitili Tupouniua 16. Mitchell Aubusson 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Daniel Fifita 19. Ryan Hall 20. Freddy Lussick 21. Lachlan Lam

Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters Head to Head


The Roosters have got the better of the Storm in recent times, winning three of their last four matches, including the 2018 NRL Grand Final.

The Roosters got the Storm the last time they met, winning 16-4.

Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters Betting Odds


The Roosters are the heavy 1.43 favourites heading into Thursday with the Storm the outsiders at the 2.85 mark.

The Storm get a 6-point head start on the Chooks in line betting markets.

Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters Match Up


Jahrome Hughes lines up against Kyle Flanagan in a battle of the halfbacks. Due to key injuries to both teams, the pair will have additional responsibility. 

For Melbourne, Hughes will need to take creative control in Cam Munster’s absence. Flanagan has enjoyed a great start to his Roosters career but without ball-playing lock Radley acting as the team’s link man, the No.7 is about to assume a bigger attacking role.

Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters Key Stats


  • The Roosters have won three of the last four matches against the Storm
  • The Roosters have the best points differential in the league
  • The Roosters have scored the first try in all of their matches in season 2020

Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters FAQ

When does the Storm vs Roosters match kick off?

The Storm vs Roosters match is scheduled to kick off at 10.50am BST on Thursday, July 2.

Where is the Storm vs Roosters match being played?

The Storm vs Roosters match is scheduled to be played at Suncorp Stadium, which is located in Brisbane.

How can I live stream the Storm vs Roosters match?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the Storm vs Roosters match.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Verdict

The Roosters are the in-form team of 2020 and they'll be far too strong for an injury hit Melbourne Storm on Thursday.

We're also backing Teddy to score at anytime at a decent price.

Best Bet: Sydney Roosters To Win @1.43 at bet365 - 5 Units
Value Bet: James Tedesco To Score At Anytime @2.20 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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